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Episode 92: NYC Jazz Trio QB3 In-Studio Interview

QB3 is Christopher “Root” Heinz (drums), Fred Gerantab (guitar) and Emek Rave (bass), 3 friends and like minds from Queens, New York. The trio’s collective ability to mix solid grooves and melodies with masterful improvisation has gained quite a bit of attention just about everywhere they’ve set foot. Combining groove, funk, jazzy lines and and…

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Episode 91: Sister Funk Talks About Their “Gossip” CD

Since 1999, Sister Funk, a 5-piece all female band has been performing on national level playing their fresh funky originals and some of the best pop/rock/dance covers of yesterday and today. This Connecticut band has been friends with Joe Kelley Radio for over 20 years. They have been booked as the opening act for well-known…

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Episode 90: NYC Singer Marlon Saunders (Stevie Wonder, Bobby McFerrin) Interview

Marlon Saundersis anAmericansinger,songwriterandrecord producer.Marlonteaches at Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at NYU, The New School of Jazz and Contemporary Music, The Seamless Voice andwas a former professor of voice atBerklee College of Music.Marlon has two solo recordings on his independent label,Black Honey Records: the improvisationalA Groove So Deep: The Live Sessionsand 2003’sEnter My Mind….

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Episode 89: Kid Ginseng (DJ from Tom Tom Club) Visits The Studio

Born in the Bahamas, 25% French American citizen has been mixing and scratching since 1997. Known for proper electro, he produces tracks, and runs the critically acclaimed Kraftjerkz label played by DJs such as I-F, Helena Hauff, Danny Daze, Nina Kraviz, Solvent etc. He has had releases on Lost Soul Enterprises, Basement Floor, Hip Hop…

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Episode 88: Bassist Stephen Jay (Weird Al Yankovic) Interview

Stephen Jay is a composer, bassist, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist. His original music is bass-driven, innovative, and exotic, blending world influenced polyrhythmic grooves with elements of Jazz and Rock. His combinations of ethnic and modern instruments and styles result in unique, richly textured musical images. Stephen’s bass recording credits include 4 Grammy winners and many Grammy…

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Epiosode 87: Jennifer Yax and Courtney C. Patty East Coast Tour Visit

Courtney C. Patty and Jennifer Yax were on an East Coast tour in 2004 and were kind enough to visit the Joe Kelley Radio studios. Listen as Joe Kelley finds out all about these two amazing singer-songwriters. Originally aired in 2004 http://www.joekelleyradio.com

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Episode 86: Jay Double You! Discusses Funk and His Time As Original Band Leader of Parlet

Jay-Double-You!, a.k.a., James Wright, was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. He worked for several years in recording studios with the likes of producer Don Davis and artists’ Bernie Worrell; Johnnie Taylor; and George Clinton and his Parliament Funkadelic road show favorites, Parlet and Brides of Funkenstein. Most notably, Jay-Double-You! was the original band leader…

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Episode 85: NYC Jazz Guitarist John Richard Talks About Coming Of Age

NYC guitarist John Richard visited Joe Kelley Radio to talk about his CD “Coming Of Age”. He delved heavily into his upbringing of his guitar playing in jazz, funk and rock. Recorded in August 2002

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Episode 84: Zapp Member Bigg Robb Talks About The Real Funk

Zapp band member Bigg Robb stopped by Joe Kelley Radio for an engaging interview. Bigg Robb talked about his solo career, touring as a member of Zapp, the legendary food backstage food fight between Prince and The Time, and Jerome Benton’s influence on him. Originally aired in 2002. http://www.joekelleyradio.com

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Episode 83: The Red Hour Brooke R. Calder and Jason Hollis

Brooke R. Calder and Jason Hollis of The Red Hour visited the Joe Kelley Radio studios. The Minneapolis femme-forward darkwave duo recently released a seven track maxi-single of “Cracks”. You can go to https://theredhour.bandcamp.com/releases to hear it.

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